The third ever women’s fight in UFC history takes place tomorrow night at UFC 159 between Sara McMann and Sheila Gaff. The women’s bantamweight division is the newest division in the UFC, yet still shallow in depth. So whoever wins between McMann and Gaff could potentially face current women’s 135 champion Ronda Rousey.
Rousey has a season of The Ultimater Fighter to shoot and a date with Cat Zingano afterward, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be paying attention.
“I’m extremely interested,” Rousey told Fightline at the Metro PCS sponsored fan Q and A event in New York City, earlier in the week. “I really think Sara is one of the premiere girls in the 135 division.”
Some high praise given to the fellow undefeated Olympian McMann—who is currently 6-0, trailing Rousey by only one in the win column.
Rousey also stated she’s “looking to learn a lot about Gaff,” saying “I don’t really know much about her.”
She’s not the only one who doesn’t know much about Gaff. “The German Tank,” is 10-4-1 and has only fought in Europe and England. Tomorrow will be her first fight inside the U.S.
The popular UFC women’s bantamweight champion has been making the rounds all week, and will be on hand at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ to see UFC 159 unfold.
“I just lucked out that I’m going to see this fight live,” Rousey said. “You learn more about your opponents seeing them live than on television.”
McMann vs. Gaff will be on the preliminary card of UFC 159 that begins tomorrow night at 8PM ET on FX.
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